Thursday, January 29, 2009

2007 Exhibit

"Mill Wood", 2007
pastel on Strathmore paper, 13 1/2" x 9 1/2"

"Mill Wood" is the site of the Lovellville Mill in Holden, MA. In the spring of 1916, the mill burned in a fire started by a spark from a locomotive.

"Enfield Lookout", 2007
pastel on Strathmore paper, 10" x 14"

Enfield Lookout is in Ware, MA. From this place you can see the Prescott peninsula and the waters of the Quabbin that now cover most of the former town of Enfield. The Swift River Valley was flooded in the 1930s to create the Quabbin Reservoir water supply for Boston. The lookout is a great place to spot bald eagles.

These pastels were part of the 2007 Four Seasons of Wachusett Greenways Art and Photography Exhibit that traveled three towns over a period of months. All pieces were to pertain to the trails, greenways, and open spaces of the Wachusett region. Both pieces were done in the studio from my reference photos.

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